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Gold Lounge!

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My birthday!! I woke up from Dad ringing from work and then had bacon and eggs for breakfast with mum. I was then dragged away to Cruz’ rugby presentations for 2 hours. Arriving back at home, Mum decided to take me to Currambine Grand Cinemas for the Gold Lounge! On arrival, we walked into the wrong part of the cinema (the normal part) and the lady had to tell us to go back out and through the gold doors. Of course! The gold doors – duh! Inside, there were fancy chairs and a bar to order drinks and food at. Mum and I ordered a set of kebabs, set to arrive just before the movie starts. I got a hot caramel chocolate too 😋

We were then told that the movie was about to begin so walked up a corridor into number 2 cinema. I had helped mum book the seats the night before so all we had to do was chill out and enjoy the movie. My favourite thing about the gold class would have to be the seats. There are 4 buttons – one for bringing the back of the seat down (laying) and one for bringing the feet of the chair out. The other two do the opposite. We had chosen to watch Bridget Jones’ Baby and I must say (so formal 😉 ), it was the best experience I have ever had. The kebabs tasted amazing too! Thanks heaps mum, love you xx

Sorry this post was slightly delayed – I had started it on the 17th but only just finished it now; there was so much information I wanted to include…

Demi!

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Wifi Is Killing Our Brains

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This is one of those moments where I post about something completely weird but relatable. The other day, I was laying in bed and I saw the candle in my room. I put my book down, got up, grabbed the lighter, then stopped. And thought. “Do candles need wifi to function?” Honestly, that was the line of thinking I was having. With the amount of internet and google and devices going around, I’m surprised I didn’t wonder whether my chickens needed an app to tell them how to eat worms. No matter what questions people have, they can always be googled. It can be, ‘who would win a staring contest between a duck and a horse’ or ‘why are there seven days in a week.’

Social media is crazy too. I saw my friend’s snapchat account and there were so many filters, squares, emojis and random numbers that mean absolutely nothing. And what’s up with streaks? I get so confused with all of these fancy thingamabobs. What happened to people actually talking to each other? The world is having a social crisis disguised as a new technology. And it’s annoying. What other country (except, you know, America or something) spends it’s whole life looking at a screen instead of turning to the person beside them and TALK?! And, yes, before you all yell out, I know other countries do this. But Australia can change it. On the train, we can read a newspaper. On the bus, we can talk to other people. It sounds simple but because we are already so addicted, it’s not.

It’s so important people connect – we are losing so much by just looking at screens since birth. The other day, I saw a kid (about 2 y/0) and their mum had given them her phone so they would shut up. And then I was sitting in the front room and a lady walked past texting while pushing her baby in a pram. Why would you do this?! Its neglecting a human life for a SCREEN. I think mum had to restrain me because I was so mad. I just want people to take away the importance of connecting without a device nearby.

Demi!

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I’m Grateful For…

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In homeroom, we have to make a collage with pictures on what we are grateful for. It’s important we all stop and think about what we have in the world. Everyone’s going to be grateful about different things – like, I’m grateful for chickens and I don’t think many other people would be. They would instead write down dog or cat or guinea pig. But at least we all know that we are grateful. Here’s my list (not in order):

  1. Chickens
  2. Family
  3. Friends – mostly Parsa 😂😜
  4. School camp (and camping)
  5. Food
  6. Opportunities (Kimberley, South America)
  7. Transport
  8. My house
  9. Holidays
  10. School
  11. Money to live life to the fullest
  12. Quotes
  13. Beanbags
  14. My health/me
  15. Lukas Graham
  16. My blog
  17. New Zealand (home)
  18. Reading!

Hope you enjoyed,

Demi!

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The Kimberley’s!

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I promised I would make a post on the amazing trip I did, so here it is… The tour went for 10 days and there were about 28 kids.

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On day 4, we split into two groups and headed to our own schools. I was in Frog Hollow (or Purnululu) with Tea, Kyle, Hannah, Liam (Skinner), Simone, Alex, Caitlin, Niamh and heaps more. We arrived in the dark and immediately a bunch of kids swarmed around us and started asking us heaps of questions. One of the little girls, Julia, took off Tamzens’ glasses and said to her friends, “See this girl? She blind.” A few other things were spoken that we will all remember – on one of our cruises, our guide said, “See that red stuff over there? That’s dirt.” The kids at the schools were amazing, so friendly and beautiful. We learnt all about their Aboriginal culture, went hunting for some herbal leaves, helped them with school work and played with them at lunch. Everyday I took my camera with me to the school (though usually the kids would wake us up before then) and give it to someone. I ended up with so many photos of the kids, of them posing, playing and chilling. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to post pics of the kids for safety but I can post some of the scenery.

The times we weren’t at the school, we were travelling in the bus (for 8 hours at a time often), looking at the landscape and visiting amazing landmarks. On the way to the Bungle Bungles, I got motion sick and then discovered I had heatstroke and dehydration as well. I spent the last 3 days throwing up and not eating, which continued for another 2 days. I was given so many vitamins and electrolytes because I had stopped eating, I could barely stop for 5 seconds without being given more! But anyway, we went to Bell Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Lake Argyle to name a few.

I’ll just have a few photos of our trip now…

Bell Gorge (where I found the world's largest spider and proceeded to dive onto shallow rocks)

Bell Gorge (where I found the world’s largest spider and proceeded to dive onto shallow rocks)

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Derby Prison Tree with the group

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On the dreaded bus making scoobies

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Tabletop Mountain (I think that’s what its called)

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Tunnel Creek

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Geikie Gorge boat tour

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Elephant Rock 🐘

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The trek to Bungle Bungles

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Lake Argyle from the bus

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Lake Argyle Resort. Amazing infinity pool!

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Geikie Gorge

Our swags at the Purnululu school

Our swags at the Purnululu school

Our campfire at the school

Our campfire at the school

Thanks for reading and sorry it took so long,

Demi!

 

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Queensland

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Wow. So it’s been almost a month, and a busy one at that, but I finally have enough time to write a post! I want to put another one up for my Kimberley trip but if I combine the two, it would be too long. Here’s Queensland for ya then…

Cruz had a rugby tour for the first week but we decided to stay an extra because it was, you know, Queensland. I usually hung out with Katie, one of Cruz’ rugby friend’s sister. We went to Dreamworld, Movieworld and Sea World and visited the Sky View Skyscraper. I thoroughly loved the whole experience and wanna go again soon! But anyway, here are some pics of what I did there.

From the Sky View Point Tower

From the Sky View Point Tower

The dolphins were absolutely beautiful

The dolphins were absolutely beautiful

 

My friend, his feet were a little cold...

My friend, his feet were a little cold…

And here are some pics on the rides!

Just a leisurely ride at Sea World

Just a leisurely ride at Sea World

On the Superman - 0-100km in 2 seconds! (Katie is on my right)

On the Superman – 0-100km in 2 seconds! (Katie is on my right)

Hope you enjoy the pics, I certainly loved the rides! Talk soon,

Demi!

 

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One-Minute Cookie!

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Seeing as I’m heading off to Queensland in 1 day, I didn’t want to leave you hanging for 3 weeks, so here’s an early post for then! Ok, I got really bored yesterday and decided to make a one-minute cookie. I have made these in the past but have only tried this recipe once – http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2013/06/microwave-chocolate-chip-cookie-in-a-mug/

It’s super yummy, if you want to improve it, I would recommend doubling the amount of ingredients and using a whole egg instead of just the egg yolk (whole egg for the double batch, egg yolk for single batch). I would also suggest using more chocolate chips than what it says because, admit it, you can never have too many! Make sure you cook it so that the top is fully cooked; it doesn’t matter if the middle is a bit raw, I like it more like that…

Enjoy,

Demi!

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Holidays 😝

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So, it’s been a while, but I have a valid excuse. SCHOOL. Honestly, in the past 2 weeks, I’ve had 4 assessments, 6 tests and probably 300 pieces of homework. However, it’s holidays now!!! 3 blissful weeks of no stress. And we weren’t given any work to do (except study for French) which is the best news because… I’m going to Queensland and the Kimberley’s!!!!! The reason we’re going to Queensland is because Cruz’ rugby team is flying over there to participate in a carnival. It has taken many many hours of fundraising and hard effort, but we raised enough money to get everyone over there :) We leave on the 9th of July, and the rest of my family stays there until around the 24th. Not me though. Nope, I fly back to Perth alone on the 20th in order to catch my flight to the Kimberley’s. It’s going to be hectic! Anyway, when I get home, I’m going to wash all my clothes and pack my hiking backpack (we aren’t allowed suitcases) and head round to my friend’s place so we can be dropped at the airport.

Then it’s only a matter of finding our school tour group, not missing the flight, and enjoying the ride. I found out at one of our numerous meetings that we will be in a bus for 8 hours straight after getting off the plane. So that will be fun! I’m in the Kimberley’s for 10 days, skipping the first week of school… I can’t wait to be at the community schools – my group will be at Purnululu (also called Frog Hollow) Community School – and meet heaps of new people. I hope everyone enjoys the break off school 😀

Demi!

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Teacher Types?

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In the midst of all these assessments, people often wonder if they are getting the most out of their learning. So, basically, I’ve come up with a few categories that teacher’s generally come under. Please don’t be offended, this is just a joke sort of thing… It’s just general so if you don’t come under these, congratulations – you’re unique!!

  1. Try Hard – These teachers are really nice, however they sometimes go overboard to involve the class in activities and tasks. I like these teachers.
  2. Try Not – They are the complete opposites of the ‘Try Hards’ and often look forward to the end of the school day as much as the students! I don’t like these teachers because classes are boring and I don’t learn. At all.
  3. Complainer – Also known as ‘The Worst.’ These teachers will spend the whole lesson Complaining about the weirdest things, instead of teaching, and I usually sit there sleeping. Or talking to my friends. Or doing other homework. I don’t like these teachers. You get even less work done than the ‘Try Nots.’
  4. Motivational – These teachers are so good to have at school because just when you want to give up on an assessment, they’ll come along and lift you back up. I love these teachers.

Thanks for reading,

Demi!

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What’s On At School?

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With less than a month before the end of term, tests, assessments and results are coming in so fast that I can barely keep up! Ok, so to fill you guys in on what’s been happening…

I’ve done an English and HASS assessment, science test, and have currently got an assessment in process with one coming up along with another test. So for my English assessment, we had to interview someone and write about a part of their life. I wrote about Mum and Dad moving to Australia and received 72%. Not my best work, but I’m proud of it! In HASS we had to answer questions on politics and such. My mark was 26/30 (87%)!!! My top mark for HASS this year – yay! The science test was on chemistry (I LOVE chemistry!) and I got….. 100%!!!!!!!! Whoop whoop 😝

Upcoming is a biblical studies assessment, another HASS assignment and a math test. I also have an end of topic test for science, but I look forward to that…Studying for math now – trigonometry 😔 I don’t mind it but it takes so long to work out the answers.

Demi!

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Fav Quotes

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Today I thought I would tell you a little about me. So, whenever I feel stressed or like procrastinating (10 times a day…) I go onto a website called Lolsotrue and screenshot the best quotes I find. Some are a little ‘dodgy’ so just ignore them, but here are a few of my favourites that I absolutely love!

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Mum Blankets

Personal Favourite!

Personal Favourite!

Enjoy these,

Demi!